Baby's Best Swim Diapers 2019

Baby’s Best Swim Diapers 2019

by Jennifer Doss |

If you are planning on taking your baby into a pool, lake, ocean, or any other body of water, you will need a good swim diaper. Swim diapers are not as absorbent as regular diapers but are made to hold in pee and poop for shorter periods until changing time.

Regular diapers swell up, become heavy, and leak when submerged. Swim diapers are made differently and are specific for usage in bodies of water. They will not suffice for normal daytime or overnight use and need to be changed frequently.

Here is a list of our favorite swim diapers to help you choose the one for your baby.

Top Swim Diapers of 2019Why It’s BestMom   Rating
Beau and Belle Littles Nageuret Reusable Swim DiaperThis diaper is adjustable from newborn through pre-school sizes.♥♥♥♥♥
Huggies Little Swimmers Disposable SwimpantsA great disposable option that is sure to keep messes contained.♥♥♥
i play Snap Reusable Absorbent Swimsuit DiaperThe patented three-layer design protects the pool and baby’s skin.♥♥♥♥
Pampers Splashers Disposable Swim DiapersAnother disposable diaper from a great brand to keep messes contained in the pool.♥♥♥
Babygoal Baby Swim UnderwearThis adjustable swim diaper grows with your child and will look cute for years to come.♥♥♥♥
Wegreeco Baby & Toddler Reusable Swim DiapersYou get three swim diapers with cute designs to choose from with this set.♥♥♥♥♥

Best Swim Diapers for Baby

1. Beau and Belle Littles Nageuret Reusable Swim Diaper

This eco-friendly, reusable swim diaper can be used over and over. Nageuret Reusable Swim Diapers are adjustable, so they eliminate the need for constantly buying the next size up as your baby grows.  Amazingly, one diaper will adjust from newborn to three-year-old size, which makes for a cost-effective option.

They are made by a family-owned company in Colorado. These diapers lock in any excrement and have side fasteners so they don’t have to be pulled down, spilling the contents of a dirty diaper. The elastic is made to be non-irritating and the diaper comes in fun designs that are perfect for any baby.

Reasons They Are Great

  • Cute Designs
  • Adjustable From Three Months to Three Years Old
  • Non-Irritating Elastic
  • Soft Inner  Fabric
  • Easy to Clean

Considerations

  • Needs Frequent Checking/Changing

Bottom Line

Like most swim diapers, this one won’t hold a large amount of excrement but will keep it contained until time for a change. It also does not have an absorbent layer to keep from absorbing pool water and weighing baby down. This is a great option for long-term use, as it is completely adjustable. We love that it is also made by a small, family-owned company based out of Colorado. 

2. Huggies Little Swimmers

Fun Disney character designs adorn these cute swim diapers. The Huggies Little Swimmers swim diapers have a unique absorbent material that doesn’t swell like regular diapers. They also feature easy open, reclosable side tabs for easy removal or checking if a change is necessary.

These are a popular choice in disposable swim diapers and do a great job at keep water out and excrement in. The diapers are easy to put on and easy to remove, regardless of your child’s age. They come in multiple sizes so you can choose the size that will best fit your baby. With these diapers, there is no concern about leaking into the pool water.

Reasons They Are Great

  • Great Protection
  • Unique Absorbent Material
  • Easy Open Tabs
  • Cute Disney Characters
  • Disposable For Easy Clean Up

Considerations

  • Have to Continuously Buy More/Larger Sizes
  • Run Small

Bottom Line

These swim diapers are a great disposable choice. There is no washing or cleaning them, they have adorable Disney designs, and are leak-proof to keep pools clean. Order a size larger than expected because they tend to run small. However, these are the number one seller in disposable swim diapers, so you can rest assured in their quality and reliability.

3. iPlay Reusable Swim Diaper

The iPlay patented three-layer design ensures you need no other protection for swim time, anytime. The inner layer wicks away moisture, the center layer absorbs to prevent leakage, and the outer layer is waterproof and secures messes from ending up in the pool.

The iPlay swim diaperhas secure snaps and a snug fit around legs and waist to keep it in place. It is easily washable for reuse over and over, saving you money. Because it is reusable, it is also good for the environment. The side snaps also allow for easy changing. This diaper also comes in many fun prints and colors to showcase your baby’s personality.

Reasons They Are Great

  • Reusable
  • Variety of Colors and Designs
  • Patented Three-Layer Design
  • Side Snaps for Easy Changes

Considerations

  • Runs Small
  • Hard to Tell the Front from the Back

Bottom Line

If you are looking for a reusable swim diaper, this is a great choice! The three-layer design keeps water out and messes in. Easy side snaps make changing a breeze and these come in a variety of fun patterns to keep your baby cute and clean.

4. Pampers Splashers Disposable Swim Diapers

These disposable swim diapers are an affordable option that provides good protection against leaks. Pampers Splashers feature double leg cuffs to make sure messes stay safely in the diaper, keeping the pool clean and clear. The tear-away sides make diaper changes easy and mess-free.

They also feature fun characters like Dora and Diego to entertain kids and parents alike. If you are looking for an inexpensive option for swimming with a baby, these diapers are wonderful.

Reasons They Are Great

  • Fun Characters
  • Double Leg Cuffs
  • Tear-Away Sides

Considerations

  • Sides Tear Too Easily
  • Do Not Hold Urine In
  • Not Absorbent

Bottom Line

These diapers are good for keeping messes contained, though urine easily leaks out. The tear-away sides are good for changing but may tear too easily. However, these are an inexpensive option for disposable swim diapers.

5. BabyGoal Baby Swim Underwear

Another reusable swim diaper that is environmentally friendly is the Babygoal Baby Swim Underwear. They are adjustable from newborn through two-years-old so they will ultimately save you money over purchasing disposables.

The high-quality materials keep baby’s skin protected and comfortable. There is no absorbent layer that will take on pool water and weigh down your baby. The elastic is safe and stretchy for comfort and easy changing. With a ton of patterns, you can choose the one that fits your baby best.

Reasons They Are Great

  • Adjustable From 0-2 Years
  • Quality Materials
  • Lots of Designs
  • Reusable

Considerations

  • Difficult to Figure Out Buttons

 Bottom Line

Reusable swim diapers are the perfect balance between environmental friendliness and convenience. With tons of designs to choose from and the level of adjustability, these swim diapers are sure to please. Although figuring out the buttons may take some time, once you can adequately adjust them, they will give you years of usage.

6. Wegreeco Baby and Toddler Snap Swim Diapers

This three pack of swim diapers will give you plenty of options and spare swim diapers to have on hand. The Wegreeco Snap One Size Reusable Swim Diapers come in fun patterns and will last wash after wash.

The super soft mesh interior layer will keep your baby comfortable and prevent against irritation. The easy-adjust snaps keep you from having to buy new diapers as your baby grows. Not having to continuously purchase new swim diapers makes them affordable and environmentally-friendly.

Reasons They Are Great

  • Three Pack
  • Grows With Your Child
  • Machine-Washable
  • Super Soft Mesh Interior

Considerations

  • These Don’t Fit All Kids

Bottom Line

With three swim diapers in this pack, you can have a spare on hand for when messes happen. The interior is very soft and comfortable. These swim diapers also grow with your child and adjust for a secure fit.

What to Look For in Swim Diapers

Most swimming pools require babies and non-toilet-trained toddlers to wear swim diapers to keep poop from entering the pool, causing a health crisis and closing of the pool. Most swim diapers will not hold liquids in well, and therefore should only be used in babies who are having solid bowel movements. Because swim diapers don’t have an absorbent layer, liquids will leak out easily.

Comfort

The lining of the swim diaper should be soft and comfortable against baby’s skin. The diaper will be wet from the body of water regardless, so ensuring a comfortable lining will reduce the incidence of rashes and irritation.

Check out our list of the Best Organic Diapers to see more picks that won’t irritate your baby’s bottom.

Cost

Some reusable swim diapers seem high-priced, but when you look at how many disposable swim diapers you are likely to need each year, you may find it to be cheaper to purchase a few washable swim diapers instead. However, if you do not have ready access to a washing machine or will be traveling much of the time, you may prefer to have the convenience of disposables.

Adjustability

Having the proper size of swim diaper will provide the best overall protection. If you are purchasing disposables, be sure to check the weight and size recommendations for your child. If you purchase a reusable swim diaper, most grow with your child and one-size-fits-all with the majority of these diapers. Just make sure that you spend a bit of time figuring out how to use the snap systems before beginning your first excursion into the water.

Wrap Up

Being able to take your baby into the water without worrying about finding unwanted chunks in a pool is a wonderful innovation. Two main options are available in swim diapers; reusable and disposable. There is no option that is right for every family, so choose the one that works best for your family. If you don’t want to have to worry about cleaning and sanitizing diapers, then disposables are a better choice. If your baby has sensitive skin or you are trying to be as eco-conscious as possible, decide on a reusable swim diaper. Either choice will keep solid matter contained until the next diaper change, even in watery conditions.

Swim diapers are NOT as good as regular diapers, however, as they do not have an absorbent layer. These should not be used for anything other than when going into bodies of water. Be sure to choose the right size or adjustment for your family and your baby and you will be sure to have a great time in the water with your family.

Jennifer Doss
Writer and editor of everything from kid’s fiction to nonfiction articles. One-quarter Disney buff, two-thirds momma bear, three-fourths trophy wife, one-half avid reader/writer, one-eighth movie watcher. Does that add up? Hey, I’m a writer, not a mathematician. Jennifer lives with her husband and two of her four fabulous children in the state of Indiana. Her other children somehow became grown-ups and started their adult lives.

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